Some Pics of some of my Button Quail- New Pic

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chuck12, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are very cute things [​IMG]
    This is 5 living together, 2 females 3 males.. no fights so far.
    They were all hatched in October,.. the hens are laying eggs.

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    And Below is my favorite male ( I am sure you can see why,.. look how handsome he is ),.. he is paired up with a wild colored female

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  2. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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    Your pic didn't upload but congrats!!! I had no success with that male/female ratio.
     
  3. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pic should show now ( sorry [​IMG] )
     
  4. BeckyBird

    BeckyBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so adorable!
     
  5. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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    There they are!!!! Very pretty!!!! Glad yours all play nice. I came home a couple times to some very bloody heads. Looked worse than it was and they are fine now. It was during that nasty "teen" stage.
     
  6. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used a tissue box with a door cut in it for a little house,..
    If anyone wants to get away they go in there.
     
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  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    They're very cute I like the dark blue faced male you have. And the one you're holding is a wild colored male, so you matched him up with an appropriate hen ha ha. However, my wild pair produced me a cinnamon. Buttons are like a box of chocolates you seriously won't know what you're going to get until they hatch. Well, unless they're a double factor [​IMG]

    You are deffinatly lucky that ratio works for you doesnt work for everyone but some get lucky.
     
  8. lobb40118

    lobb40118 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much space would a trio of these need? Just curious if a large indoor cage could hold them comfortable?
     
  9. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:a trio (ratio of 2 hens 1 male) would do good in anything as small as a 10 gallon tank (fish tank) or anything bigger than that. As the saying is, bigger is better. Just if you use bars on the cage, make sure the spacing isnt wide, they will squeeze right through.
     
  10. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    Quote:I have my pairs in 2'x1' "finch aviary" style cages with lots of hiding places, and I have a 'bachelor pad' that has three males living in it, same size, and have had no feather plucking or fighting. My little fledgie is in a 1'x1' hamster cage. The more room they have to roam, the happier they seem to be. If you can elevate their food and water, do so, because they don't have much in the way of brains and will run through their water or sit in it and get chilled. My friend just lost four of her adults due to that.
    -Spooky
     

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